Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Lifting Up Our Voices with the Power of Our Words - July 14, 2020
Morning by Morning, July 14 - Lifting Up Our Voices with the Power of Our Words
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I'm listening for Your leading, as I worship and wait -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...
In the beginning, You created order out of chaos and light out of darkness with the power of Your words (Genesis 1:1-3; John 1:1). And that's one of the ways we are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). You've put the power of life and death, blessing and curses in the power of our words. "Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit" (Proverbs 18:21). "With the tongue we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be!" (James 3:10)
Father, forgive us for misusing the power of words. Forgive us for cursing instead of blessing, for speaking death instead of life, hatred instead of love, evil instead of good. Cleanse our hearts and heal our land from the destruction of our words that opened the door for our actions that that have defiled us and defaced us. In our lives and throughout our generations, forgive us and cleanse us, that You can free us and heal us, to set things right within us and throughout our land.
"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!" (Psalm 107:2) Let the sons and daughters of God, the remnant of those who will humble their hearts in repentance and prayer, in forgiveness and mercy, in standing up to speak out in righteousness and love, say so! As we lift up our voice, empower our words to shift the atmosphere of our times! Open Your heavens and we open our hearts and open our mouths to proclaim Your heart and Your words over one another and over our land!
Even as I pray this morning, with expectant faith for the revival and awakening that's on its way in the very midst of these dark and troubling days, I hear in my heart "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; make His path straight in the desert!" (Isaiah 40:3)
Yes, Lord! Let Your Voice rise up in our voices. Let Your Heart rise up in our hearts. Let Your Words rise up in our words. Let there be a shifting. Let there be a turning. Let there be a great shaking and awakening. Let there be a fulfillment of the Promise of Your Word in our days and in our land: "The voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: 'Praise the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for His mercy endures forever! -- and those who will bring the sacrifices of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,' says the Lord" (Jeremiah 33:11).
Revive us and restore us! Set things right within us! That Your joy and gladness may return to our hearts and to our land. Even now, even before we see it made manifest with our eyes all we expectantly embrace by faith in our hearts, we lift up our voices and cry out with our words, "Prepare the way of the Lord! Praise the Lord of hosts! For the Lord is good, for His mercy endures forever!" Lord, let it be so in our words and let it be so in our hearts. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My friend, may you be empowered to stand up and speak out the words of spirit and life and truth and love the Lord puts in your heart to proclaim over our land, in Jesus name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Prayer for Revival in San Antonio!
Friends, I'm excited to be part of a group of prayer warriors in our community planning times of prayer for awakening and revival in our community and beyond, being led by Max Lucado in San Antonio.
We met yesterday in the parking lot where the San Antonio Spurs play basketball and they hold the San Antonio Rodeo to scope out the land and pray. Plans are coming together for a time of prayer in a Solemn Assembly of heartfelt humility and repentance through citywide prayer for ourselves and our land on Saturday, August 8th. Please keep us in prayer to follow the Holy Spirit's leading. If you would like to be involved and help spread the word when the time comes, please send me a note: email@example.com
New Mailing Address for Messiah Ministries:
Tommy & Rocio Hays
17503 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 104407
San Antonio, Texas 78257
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